This Day in Halloween: "Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark" premieres on ABC in 1973. / Illustration by Allison Jimenez
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark premieres on ABC in 1973. The “ABC Movie of the Week” about a goblin-infested house has become a cult favorite as a proto-feminist film. Guillermo del Toro produced and co-wrote a remake in 2011.